MOTORBOATS 10 January 2020
Amasea Yachts, a new player on the luxury catamaran market, is preparing to make waves in the yachting world. After several months of development, the company has presented a scale model of the Amasea 84, together with some images that confirm its spacious exterior areas.
Amasea 84, which with its 24 meters hull remains below the legal size limit for “small craft” categorization, is capable of offering the feeling of a much larger yacht. With three decks and 547sqm of overall space, Amasea 84 was designed by Dr Albert Nazarov of Albatross Marine Design (AMD), who has enormous experience in the catamaran sector. Standing out is the aft beach club, a spacious area with stairs on both sides, giving easy access to the swim platform and tender mooring.
“The aft beach club is very similar to what superyachts above 30 meters have long possessed, and which have proved to be very popular among guests, there is no doubt about that,” explained Amasea CEO and Founder Jack Wijnants.
The flybridge lounge area and dining facilities for up to 16 people, with the option to install an additional Jacuzzi. “Such a sophisticated set-up is rarely seen on yachts below 30 meters”, comments Wijnants. An innovative carbon fiber hardtop covers half the deck and the sunshade is equipped with solar panels for topping up the batteries and generating hot water.
The aft lounge serves as an additional exterior dining space, a party area or even a yoga space for morning workouts. The bow area is accessible via wide and safe side decks, featuring U-shaped settee and a table.
The Amasea 84 also features innovative solutions, like a solid stairwell connecting the main deck and fly bridge, located close to the pilothouse, which is particularly convenient while mooring. Full-width panoramic windows in the main deck living area provide a clear and unobstructed view of the surroundings. The port side of the yacht has huge glass panels with an optional internal or external balcony.
The catamaran’s exceptional width of almost 11 meters and its all-aluminum construction allows the owner to choose between one or two master cabins on the upper deck.
“It is remarkable to have the option of two master cabins,” notes Dr Nazarov. “Other spaces are flexible as well, made possible thanks to the catamaran’s square shape. And, of course, an owner can bring his interior designer into the project, allowing custom interior styling to create a completely unique yacht.”
The main deck features a spacious saloon, an office, guest cabins, and cooking facilities. Two garages provide storage space for numerous toys for maximum guest fun at anchor, while the lower deck is dedicated to crew operations, with essential facilities such as galley and laundry.
The proportions of the Amasea 84 have been carefully considered by the project team, based on the restrictions that can come into play once a catamaran’s length exceeds 30 meters, including marina accessibility and charges.
Compared to a monohull of the same length, the Amasea 84 has a similar displacement but two additional guest cabins (6 against 4) and the total deck area is doubled, at around 547 square meters.
The newly revealed scale model provides a greater insight into the impressive exterior look of the Amasea 84 than the existing renderings. The yacht’s hull has a ‘canoe’ shape below the waterline and stern platform, which guarantees excellent protection of stern gear, along with proven hydrodynamic efficiency in number of AMD’s models.
Wijnants plans to commence building the first Amasea 84 at Amasea Yachts’ shipyard in Turkey in the coming months, with delivery scheduled for 2021 after finishing is completed in Europe. The first unit will take around 20 months to build, but subsequent hulls will have a delivery time of 12 to 16 months.
Air draught: 12.31m
Displacement: 130 tons
Engines: 2 x MTU 10V2000 M96 1920hp each
Max speed: up to 18kn
Cruising: up to 11kn
Standard compliance: A’ ISO Small Craft